Little Mermaid

CROCHET AMIGURUMI PATTERN

About this pattern:


Inspired by every fairytale ever written, and of course – a touch of Disney! Here is a little mermaid for your own plushie collection.

Materials:

  • Sports weight Yarn (beige, green/blue, white, red)
  • 3.5mm crochet hook
  • 9mm safety eyes
  • Stitch markers and pins
  • Yarn needle

Stitch Abbreviations:

Sc = Single crochet
Hdc = Half double crochet
Dc = Double crochet
Slip st = Slip stitch
Invdec = Invisible decrease
** = a repeating stitch pattern

Measurements:

The completed piece measures approx. 16 cm.

Pattern Notes:

Stitches are written in standard US terms. Unless stated otherwise in the pattern, stitches are worked in continuous rounds. It may help having a stitch marker handy to keep track.

Let’s Get Started!

HEAD AND BODY

Using beige yarn, working in continuous rounds.

Starting at the top of the head:
Rnd 1 : Stitch 6sc into a magic ring. (6)
Rnd 2 : 2sc in each stitch around. (12)
Rnd 3 : *sc, 2sc* Repeat 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4 : *sc in next 2 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5 : *sc in next 3 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times. (30)
Rnd 6 : *sc in next 4 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times. (36)
Rnd 7 – 12 : sc in each stitch around. (36)
Rnd 13 : *sc in next 4 stitches, invdec* Repeat 6 times. (30)
Rnd 14 : *sc in next 3 stitches, invdec* Repeat 6 times (24)
Rnd 15 : *sc in next 3 stitches, invdec* Repeat 6 times (18)
Rnd 16 : *sc in next 2 stitches, invdec* Repeat 6 times (12)
Rnd 17-18 : sc in each stitch around (12)
Rnd 19 : *sc in next 3 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 3 times (15)
Rnd 20 : sc in each stitch around (15)
Rnd 21 : *sc in next 4 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 3 times (18)
Rnd 22 : sc in each stitch around (18)
Rnd 23 : *sc in next 5 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 3 times (21)

Before moving on, insert safety eyes and stuff head. You can also add any eyelash detailing whilst you still have easy access to inside the head for securing stitches.

Switch to green/blue yarn

TAIL

The tail will get progressively narrower as it continues, so stuff as you go.

Rnd 24 : sc in each stitch around (21)
Rnd 25 : *sc in next 6 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 3 times (24)
Rnd 26-28 : sc in each stitch around (24)
Rnd 29 : *sc in next 6 stitches, invdec* Repeat 3 times (21)
Rnd 30 : sc in each stitch around
Rnd 31 : *sc in next 5 stitches, invdec* Repeat 3 times. (18)
Rnd 32 : sc in each stitch around. (18)
Rnd 33 : *sc in next 4 stitches, invdec* Repeat 3 times. (15)
Rnd 34 : sc in each stitch around. (15)
Rnd 35 : *sc in next 3 stitches, invdec* Repeat 3 times. (12)
Rnd 36 : sc in each stitch around (12)
Rnd 37 : *sc in next 2 stitches, invdec* Repeat 3 times (9)
Rnd 38 : sc in each stitch around (9)
Rnd 39 : *sc in next stitch, invdec* Repeat 3 times (6)

Do not fasten off.

Flatten the tail so that the flat side is aligned with the face. Line up the stitches from Rnd 39.

Rnd 40 : Ch1. sc through both loops of two lined up stitches from Rnd 39. (3)
Rnd 41 : Ch1 and turn. Work 2sc, sc, 2sc along Rnd 40 (5)
Rnd 42: Ch2 and turn. Work 2dc stitch, tc and ch3 in second, slip st in third, ch3 and tc in fourth, 2dc in the last stitch. Fasten off.

ARMS (Make 2)
Using beige yarn, working in continuous rounds:

Rnd 1 : Stitch 6sc into a magic ring. (6)
Rnd 2 : *sc, 2sc* Repeat 3 times (9)
Rnd 3-4 : sc in each stitch around. (9)
Rnd 5 : *sc, sc2tog* Repeat 3 times. (6)
Rnd 6-10 : sc in each stitch around (6)

Fasten off leaving a tail for joining.

HAIR
Using red yarn, working in a string of sc chains.

Strand 1 : Chain 26. Starting from the 2nd chain from the hook, sc along (25)
Do not fasten off, continue to strand 2
Strand 2-8 : Chain 31. sc in each stitch along (30)
Strand 9-12 : Chain 36, sc in each stitch along (35)
Strand 13 : Chain 26, sc in each stitch along (25)
Strand 14 : Chain 16, sc in each stitch along (15)
Fasten off leaving a long tail for attaching.

FRILL

Using white yarn, chain 25
stitches. Working into the 2nd
ch from the hook:

Rnd 1: *sc, hdc, dc in next 7
stitches, hdc, sc, slip st* Repeat 2 times (24) Fasten off.

BIKINI (Make 2)

Using purple yarn, stitch into a magic ring:
sc, hdc, hdc, sc. Fasten off.

STAR FISH

Using yellow yarn, stitch into a magic ring:
*dc, ch3, slip st* Repeat 5 times. Fasten off.

ASSEMBLY

Now that all the pieces have been created, your mermaid can finally come together!

First, attach the arms to the upper body using the tail end yarn and a yarn needle.

Wrap the frill piece around the centre of the body to cover the join with the tail. Be sure to centre the mid point with the centre of the body.

Attach the bikini shells on the upper body, then wrap a tail end around the back to create the bikini strap.

For the hair, it can help to pin it in place first giving you the chance to adjust it before committing to the stitch! See the photos below to demonstrate how they have been attached, but here are some steps as to how they are lined up:

  • To begin, ignore the first and last two shorter strands, as these will form the fringe pieces and will be fixed last
  • Align the seam in line with the right eye to create the side parting
  • Pin strands 2 to 5 down this seam line
  • Line up strands 9 to 12 with those already pinned, with the seams meeting
  • Line up the remaining three strands at the back (strands 6 to 8) to face down the back of the head.
  • Fix the seams in place, then stitch around the base of the head, ensuring the strands lay next to each other. It’s best to start with the centre/back of the head and work forward.
  • Once all the main strands are in place and the head is covered, loosely fix the fringe strands (1, 13 and 14) around the face.

All that’s left is to fix her star fish into her hair!

I hope you have enjoyed this pattern. Let us know what think in the comments section! You can find more free patterns and nerdy crochet fun across the blog, so take a moment and have a browse.

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©2019 Ninja Cat Crafts. This pattern is the property of Ninja Cat Crafts. The written pattern and images are for personal use only and not for sale or redistribution. Items made based on this pattern may be sol, but with clear credit to Ninja Cat Crafts,

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